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Marcus Benard

Marcus Benard - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 256 lbs.
Birthday 07/26/1985
Birthplace Ypsilanti, MI
College Jackson State
Years played 4

Kraft still optimistic about football in 2011

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement on Saturday showing optimism that football will be played in 2011 despite the current NFL lockout.

Light moves up Patriots' priority list

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 8:34 a.m. ET
When a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is struck and free agency can begin, the Patriots have one notable player left to attempt and re-sign: OLT Matt Light. And we hear the veteran could get more than a one-year deal.

Report: Patriots S Meriweather accused of being involved in shooting

Posted March 10, 2011 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
Two shooting victims have accused Patriots S Brandon Meriweather of allegedly shooting them in Florida during a fight on Feb. 27.

Supreme Court won't review 'Spygate' case

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
The Supreme Court will not review a decision to throw out a lawsuit stemming from the Patriots' 2007 "Spygate" scandal.

Patriots positional analysis: specialists

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
This is the last in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's specialists.

Patriots positional analysis: Defensive backs

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
This is the eighth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's defensive backs.

Patriots tender Green-Ellis, Page and Arrington

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
The Patriots made their tender offers official on Thursday, offering contracts to restricted free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis and S Jarrad Page, as well as CB Kyle Arrington, an exclusive-rights free agent.

Patriots OG Neal files retirement papers

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Patriots OG Stephen Neal has retired, ending his 10-year career.

Report: Green-Ellis receives second-round tender

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
The Patriots tendered RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis at a second-round level, his agent Roosevelt Barnes told PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport.

Patriots positional analysis: Linebackers

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
This is the seventh in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's LB situation.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Aug. 27, 2012
Benard was waived by the Browns after dislocating his elow Friday night.||||||| Benard could return to the club if he's not claimed by another team. Last October, not long after leaving practice, Benard crashed his three-wheel motorcycle into a guardrail and was thrown an estimated 80 yards. Benard sustained a broken hand and other serious injuries that required a three-day hospital stay.
Posted Oct. 18, 2011
Benard has pleaded not guilty to two traffic charges stemming from his motorcycle accident last week. Benard did not appear in Parma Municipal Court on Tuesday. His attorney faxed in the pleas.||||||| Benard, who is done for the season after breaking his hand and sustaining other unspecified injuries, was charged with reckless operation and driving with a suspended license. No new court date has been scheduled. Benard spent three nights in the Cleveland Clinic following the crash. Police estimated Benard was thrown 241 feet after smashing his Can-Am Spyder into a guardrail on Interestate-71.
Posted Oct. 13, 2011
A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns will pay injured linebacker Marcus Benard the remainder of his salary for 2011 following his motorcycle accident.||||||| The team was not obligated to continue paying Benard because he sustained a nonfootball-related injury. However, the Browns will pay Benard roughly $370,000 he's still due this season. Benard broke his hand and suffered other undisclosed injuries when he crashed his three-wheel motorcycle into a guardrail on Monday after practice.
Posted Oct. 12, 2011
Benard has been lost for the season with a broken hand sustained when he crashed his three-wheel motorcycle.||||||| The Browns placed Benard, their leader in sacks last season, on the reserve non-football injury list Wednesday, ending his season after just four games. Benard remains hospitalized in the Cleveland Clinic two days after his accident, which happened shortly after the Browns completed their first workout following a bye week. Brooklyn Police estimated Benard was thrown nearly 80 yards after smashing his Can-Am Spyder motorcycle into a guardrail.
Posted Oct. 11, 2011
Benard is facing two charges after crashing his motorcycle following practice. Brooklyn Police Sgt. Scott Mielke said Benard has been charged with driving under suspension and reckless operation. He is due in court Oct. 18 in Parma.||||||| Benard broke his hand Monday when he slammed his three-wheel motorcycle into a guardrail on Interstate 71. He remains hospitalized at the Cleveland Clinic. Mielke said Benard lost control, smashed into the guardrail and "flew" over it. Mielke said no other vehicles were involved and police were trying to determine how fast Benard was driving. Benard led the Browns in sacks last season and has played in all four of Cleveland's games this season.

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